| By Jared Rada
Are pee wee tennis players better athletes than pee wee football players? Are they stronger then soccer and basketball players? I think it is safe to say that kids between the ages of five-years-old and eight-years-old share the same athletic capabilities within all sports. If this is true, why do...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The first Grand Slam of the year concluded, amidst extreme emotions and compelling action. The event produced high drama and spectacular tennis. On the men’s side, there was a lot of talk coming into the tournament about the young guns: The red hot Andy Murray, number three seed Novak Djokovic and...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis is a game which brings people together. However, there are many children who will never have the opportunity to play the game due to limited economic resources. Zachary Mintz and his twin sister, Paige, two high school sophomores, founded Tennis Racquets for Kids Inc. Both Paige and Zachary...Read more
  | By Clark D. Ruiz II
The dilemma that faces many tennis families today, after spending nine to 10 years on the junior tennis circuit running from tournament to tournament is, “How do we find the right college for our child?” Ask most young junior tennis players where they want to go to college, and the majority will...Read more
  | By Steven Kaplan
The ancient Roman playwright, Terence wrote: “Moderation in all things.” He could have been referring to optimum tennis performance. Often, I hear both players and instructors repeating phrases of tennis wisdom that, while partially true when applied in the right context, can be undermining of...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The USTA has announced that more than 700 tennis facilities, recreation departments and community centers across the country will host the first-ever national youth registration initiative for all spring and summer tennis programs on Monday, March 2. The launch is part of the “Tennis Night in...Read more
  | By Rich Hume
The Tennis Association of Farmingdale (TAF) is an adult tennis league providing its members the opportunity to play outdoor competitive tennis during the months of May through September. TAF is comprised of seven ladders, men’s and women’s singles and doubles, mixed-doubles, and men’s and women’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis has certainly become a global sport, but it is disappointing to see its leading country, and one of that country’s largest markets, having lost some high-profile events from both the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tours. New York has lost a...Read more
  | By Jennifer Kellner
This edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine takes you inside the trip and journey of Hauppauge, N.Y. high school student Jenny Kellner and her recent trip to Tucson, Ariz. for the 2009 Copper Bowl Tennis Tournament. Jennifer is a full-time student at Hauppauge High School. She is enrolled in a...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Proudly representing the Association of Tennis Professionals, Merrick, N.Y.-native Scott Lipsky recently took a break from giving opponents service ace-induced whiplash and enlightened Long Island Tennis Magazine on the man behind the racket. Scott began his journey towards the dual worlds of...Read more
  | By Sunny Fishkind
As the assistant coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Hofstra University, I had the pleasure of starting the team off this year, but was truly happy when our athletic director hired a new head coach, Amanda Foukas. The team has been truly impressed with Coach Foukas, as she has great plans for both...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
League tennis continues to grow on Long Island, with more than 4,000 players on men’s and women’s adult teams, men’s and women’s Master’s (over 50) and Grand Master (over 60) teams, as well as mixed-doubles teams. The adult league plays from May to August, with teams being formed based on National...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Stephen Peng is the most improved junior player coming out of the Glen Head Racquet Club’s ALPS tennis program. Prior to joining the ALPS program, Stephen had never received more than one game in any United States Tennis Association junior match. As of September 2008 after playing in the ALPS...Read more
  | By Danny Burgess
In 1975 at the age of two, Phil Stevanovic, a construction manager who builds airports in the metropolitan area, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a degenerative genetic disease that affect the lungs and digestive systems. At the time, doctors told him he wouldn’t live past 18 years of age. With...Read more
  | By Barry Kubit
Should I play on my high school varsity tennis team? Should I play USTA Regional, Sectional and National tournaments? Should I try to do both? If I only play in tournaments and not for my high school, am I eligible to play in the County Tournament or qualify for the states? Which sounds better …...Read more